Tips To Avoid Auto Glass Repair This Fall

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Yellow leaves on the old retro car. Vintage broken auto under trees in the park in fall season. Kharkiv, Ukraine

Fall is finally approaching and that is something to get excited about. Bonfires, s’mores, chilly breezes, and sweater weather? What more could you ask for? This fall we know it can get cold at night and cold weather can be harsh on the windshield. In this week’s blog, we’re going to give you the best tips to avoid auto glass repair this fall.

Did you know your auto glass can easily get damaged just by the sudden weather changes throughout the year? If you neglect your windshield and don’t pay attention to it you are at risk of a possible windshield replacement. Luckily, you have come to the right place for all of the tips for this upcoming season. 

Below are the crucial tips and tricks to help you maintain your auto glass this fall and how to adjust your auto glass to these specific changes. 

1) Remember To Replace Your Windshield Wipers

Have you ever thought about all of the dirt, grime, and bad weather you windshield wipers will go through? Throughout a year your wipers are going to see good days but unfortunately they are going to see bad ones as well put them at risk of potentially getting damaged.

Have you ever noticed that your wipers aren’t working properly? Truth be told, it is extremely important you try and replace them right away. If you decide to wait, be prepared to accept the consequences which are potentially damaging your auto glass. If you are unsure when it’s time to replace your wipers, we’ve got you covered.

Some signs that it’s time to replace your windshield wipers are:

  • Noticeably rough cracks
  • Worn rubber
  • The wipers vibrate against the glass when on (often)

Worn out rubber comes from consistent use, debris, and the hot sun hitting the windshield wipers as they dry. All of these signs should give you a good reason to inspect your wipers often and carefully as we are approaching Fall.

2) Keep Your Auto Glass Clean and Wash It Well

Cleaning your windshield doesn’t have to be a daily ritual but it’s important to keep an eye on it as Fall approaches. If you notice it’s getting dirty, give it a thorough clean with ammonia free products of course. This fall the leaves are going to be falling and simply removing leaves from the windshield and under the wipers can do wonders.

A few tips to get a good thorough cleaning is wiping the glass clean from any watermarks caused by rain, and washing and rinsing your windshield wipers. It may seem silly to consider including these steps into your car routine but it will help and potentially save you money in the long run. Dirt, rain, and debris flying at your vehicle is already putting your auto glass at risk of being damaged and can harm your windshield fast.

When rainy and chilly weather occur and you leave all of the dirt and leaves on the glass you are at risk of scratching your glass and you may not have ever thought about the little things, but Auto Glass Doc is here to help.

3) Avoid Blasting The Heat And AC

Temperature swings can really affect the windshield. The changes in temperature can put extra stress on the windshield and make it more prone to breaks. Something to consider when getting into your vehicle during all seasons is not fully blasting your heat or AC when first getting the car. Being mindful of these types of things can save you from potentially damaging your auto glass.

Another quick tip to remember all year round is to take your time and don’t slam your car doors. Slamming a vehicle’s car door can and will shatter a window if done hard enough.

4) Get Your Cracked Auto Glass Repaired Right Away

Weather change and cold weather can be so harsh on your vehicle’s auto glass and could potentially cause the cracks to spread through the colder seasons. A bigger crack means more money to spend on repairs and replacements. 

Between the leaves, dirt, and small branch buildup you are probably going to see this fall, make sure your auto glass is in pristine condition going into the season to ensure zero problems throughout the colder months. 

Don’t let even the smallest of a crack be ignored. Bring your vehicle to Auto Glass Doc and have us repair the damage so you are in a good place as the weather begins to change. Auto glass can quickly get worse in colder weather which could put you in an unlucky position. 

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